Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
3 Years in, Artists 4 Israel unveils an updated Mission Statement...
Here is it:
Artists 4 Israel uses the power and universal messages of art to educate, support and provide awareness about Israel.
- Educate artists and create outlets for them to express their support of Israel.
- Counter the misconception that the arts community does not stand behind Israel.
- Utilize the arts to refute anti-Israel propaganda.
- Inform the public about Israel’s beauties and freedoms .
- Beautify the landscape and strengthen the spirit of the people of Israel
Let me Present....Annie Albagli
In an ongoing collaborative project through Artists 4 Israel Annie worked with families who suffered a traumatic event (most recently families evicted from their homes in Gaza and living in trailers), by painting any image they request in their home. In exchange, each family is asked to describe their personal paradise. The images they request to be painted are not ethereal, they are practical. As a result, the act of painting for them and taking particular care of a space in their home while asking them to meditate on their own paradise turns that space into a moment of personal escape and realized beauty. The images they request to be painted are not ethereal, they are practical. As a result, the act of painting for them and taking particular care of a space in their home while asking them to meditate on their own paradise turns that space into a moment of personal escape and realized beauty. Below are images of specific homes and community spaces touched by the Paradise Project.
To learn more about The Paradise Project and see more pictures please visit: http://anniealbagli.com/?work=paradiseproject
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This is your opportunity to be involved in the inner-workings of the organization and to do volunteer work where your skills are embraced and you can take pride in your personal accomplishments. Please feel free to forward to or bring a friend who might want to get involved.
Next Meeting: July 27th, 8pm @the A4I offices
Please contact Tara@artists4israel.org for the address and any other questions you may have.